G&W shuttering Huron Central

Genesee & Wyoming Canada (GWC) will cease operating Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) in early 2020 after failing to secure sufficient capital investment from the Ontario provincial and Canadian federal governments to keep the 172-mile line in northern Ontario open.

R.J. Corman Awarded Contract for Texas Logistics Park

R. J. Corman Switching Company, LLC was awarded a contract to be the switching and transloading provider for the 137-acre multi-modal Hempstead Logistics Park owned by McAlister Assets and operated by RCR Rail Co. The Union Pacific-served logistics park is in Hempstead, Texas, approximately 50 miles northwest of Houston, Texas.

Encore Rail Systems Hosts Gov. Hickenlooper

Governor John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado) joined Encore Rail Systems to tour its headquarters in Broomfield, Colo., to speak with company leaders, employees and rail industry representatives about transportation infrastructure, the short line tax credit and economic initiatives to create jobs in Colorado. REMSA coordinated the event.

Focused Technology Solutions at Railway Interchange 2019: Video

RAILWAY AGE at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: The SpikeEase from Focused Technology Solutions provides a quick, safe way to remove cut spikes from railroad ties. President Peter Bartek demonstrates how the lightweight, battery-powered tool works to Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono.

Rethinking Wheel Lubrication

IRJ at RAILWAY INTERCHANGE 2019: Local supplier Robolube hosted demonstrations of its advanced gauge face lubricator system at BNSF’s Northtown Yard outdoor exhibition area in Minneapolis. The system “offers complete wheel lubrication coverage and no waste, eliminating potential environmental contamination,” the company said.